Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A Close Fought Battle

A close fought battle resulted in a win for the extremely strong team comprising Amit Varma, Sumant Srivatsan, Shrikant Narasimhan and Mahesh Murthy. Avinash Mudaliar and co. also performed well and were the only team to crack the second theme. The quiz was fairly easy by normal BQC standards. This did not detract from the interest, quality and workability of the questions, though. Amit Varma and the Jew lead the league table at this very early stage in the season. Normal services will be restored once Rajiv Rai returns to do battle from this weekend on.

At this point there are no seeds, with teams being formed through random draws. If the first two quizzes are any indication, this BQC season is going to be extremely competitive with little to differentiate teams not containing Rajiv Rai. The top five league positions could be occupied by just about anyone. Several new faces have added to the overall strength and diversity of the league, while many of the younger quizzers who joined us last season have become increasingly dangerous. It just goes to show that a steady diet of infants and a sharp battleaxe are all that is needed to thrive in the league.

Ia! Ia! BQC fthagn!

1st with 135 points (on tiebreaker)
Amit Varma
Sumant Srivathsan
Mahesh Murthy
Shrikant Narasimhan

2nd with 135 points
Pradeep Ramarathnam
Udatta Duarah
Avinash Mudaliar
V Sreeharsha

3rd with 130 points
Kedar Sastry
Ameya Samant
Anand Sivasankar
Sireesh Talluri Rao

4th with 120 points
Vibhendu Tiwari
S Balakrishnan
Sandeep Rajpurohit
Abilin Mukherjee

Tied 5th-6th with 105 points
Rishi Iyengar
Govind Grewal
Samrat Sengupta
Aditya Agrawal

Amit Pandeya
Francis Rodrigues
Mukund Sridhar
Mitul Kodali

7th with 90 points
Raamesh Gowri Raghavan
Sritanu Chakrabarti
Brian D'Souza

8th with 70 points
Ajit Prabhakar
Sarat Rao
Devang Ghia
Sriram Krishnan

The league standings are calculated with 10 points going to each member of a winning team, 7 to each runner up and 4 to each of the quizzers coming third. At the end of two quizzes, the standings are:

BQC Season three Standings (from two quizzes, as of April 27, 2008)

17 points

Amit Varma (from 2 quizzes)
Sumant Srivathsan (2)

10 points
Rishi Iyengar (2)
Govind Grewal (2)
Mitul Kodali (2)
Sandeep Rajpurohit (2)
Mahesh Murthy (1)
Shrikant Narasimhan

8 Points
Sireesh Talluri Rao (2)

7 points
Raamesh Gowri Raghavan (2)
Ajay Ravindran (1)
Pradeep Ramarathnam (2)
Udatta Duarah (1)
Avinash Mudaliar (2)
V Sreeharsha (1)

4 points
Vibhendu Tiwari (2)
S Balakrishnan (2)
Brian D'Souza (2)
Kedar Sastry (2)
Ameya Samant (1)
Anand Sivasankar (2)


Unknown said...

Wait, did you just say "BQC sleeps"?

Anonymous said...

I would like to think that the BQC has gone beyond narrow, literal, Euclidean translations of an alien tongue.

Of course, you wouldn't know anything about that. Jew. We don't tell you the really cool stuff.


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